Baby Antibiotics Hastings NE

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Hastreiter Elizabeth A Hastings Medical Park
(402) 463-6828
2115 North Kansas Avenue
Hastings, NE
 
Sandra Rice Hansen, MD
223 E 4th St
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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Hastings Radiology Associates PC - Physicians Offi
(402) 461-5191
715 North Saint Joseph Avenue
Hastings, NE
 
Central Nebraska Neurology
(402) 463-1250
2727 West 2nd Street Suite 340
Hastings, NE
 
Kenneth Allen Zoucha, MD
(402) 463-6828
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1988

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Bruce Gordon Sheffield, MD
(401) 463-6828
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1973

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Hastings Family Practice PC
(402) 463-9564
606 North Minnesota Avenue
Hastings, NE
 
Edwards Lorraine MD
(402) 463-1250
2727 West 2nd Street
Hastings, NE
 
Reimer Curtis D MD
(402) 463-2423
1021 West 14th Street
Hastings, NE
 
Family Medical Center of Hastings - OFC
(402) 463-2423
1021 West 14th Street
Hastings, NE
 
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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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